The many benefits of attending a DAM conference

Attending a DAM Conference
Have you been to a digital asset management conference? If so, you know just how valuable the learning can be in helping organizations understand and utilize digital asset management (DAM). Whether you’re new to DAM, a seasoned user, or possibly somewhere in-between, a DAM conference offers an abundance of value and insights.

Conferences offer an opportunity to see the latest in DAM technology, get questions answered, meet DAM software vendors face-to-face, and talk with fellow DAM users.

And of course, attend relevant presentations that can advance your understanding and use of digital asset management software.

This post includes information about dedicated DAM conferences, industry conferences that include digital asset management topics, and DAM vendor conferences. We’ve provided overviews of over a dozen conferences.

Henry Stewart Industry Events

Henry Stewart DAM Conference

With conferences in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Europe, the Henry Stewart DAM Global Events have become a staple of innovation and learning in the area of digital asset management.

Topics discussed at past digital asset management conferences include:

  • Integration: coping with a complex ecosystem of content and uses
  • Metadata: the new tools & approaches — and the problem that there is never enough of it
  • Change Management: including stimulating adoption & ensuring growth
  • DAM Governance in an ever-widening community of users

Previews of 2015 pre-conference sessions include “The Fundamentals of DAM,” which thoroughly answers the common question: what is digital asset management? Other presentations tackle more complex topics like taxonomy and advanced metadata, as well as how to improve DAM leadership and achieve growth.

Register and learn more about each Henry Stewart DAM Conference.

Industry and related conferences

In addition to a DAM-centric conference like Henry Stewart, there are related industry events that provide insight into specific aspects of digital asset management as part of their offering. Here’s a listing of some of the best …

Cella Beyond the Creative® Seminars

Digital Asset Management & Leadership SeminarsMany creative leaders have benefitted from Cella’s two-day seminars.


Topics include:

  • Designing Adaptive Teams: How to create a quick response flex-team
  • Building a Comprehensive Metrics Strategy
  • Analyzing Processes for Improvement Opportunities
  • Change Leadership: Shifting from reactive to proactive practices

HOW Design Live

HOW Design Live ConferenceHOW delivers programming that helps professionals “pursue a fulfilling, successful creative career,” by providing relevant tactical information, inspiration from thought leaders, as well as analysis of industry trends and technology.


MarTech Marketing Technologies ConferenceMarTech, a self-proclaimed “vendor-agnostic forum,” is a reputable resource that helps organizations understand marketing technologies, and how to integrate these technologies into ongoing marketing strategy and operations. MarTech encourages collaboration, not separation, between marketing and IT for a more cohesive organization.

Content Marketing World

Content Marketing World ConferenceNetwork and learn with top-level professionals that specialize in content marketing, which of course involves heavy use of digital assets. Content Marketing World provides proven strategies that you can share and implement with your team.


Digital Asset Strategy EventsConfab offers three different types of events related to content strategy and digital assets. They’re known for offering programming that’s on the pulse of the “topics and trends our attendees care about most.”

Visual Resources Association (VRA)

VRA Conference for DAM Admin & LibrariansCatering to the librarian community, as well as future DAM system admins, VRA is a multidisciplinary organization focused on furthering research and education in the digital asset management arena.

Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)

ACRL Conference Digital Asset ManagementAlso dedicated to the library market, the ACRL offers virtual conferences that enhance the capabilities of academic library and information professionals so they may better serve the higher-education community.


We hope this list of conferences and resources proves helpful. If you’ve attended a DAM conference in the past, we’d love to hear about your experience and what proved most helpful to you. For more DAM conferences check out 22 conferences for DAM professionals to attend in 2018.

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